Brilliant Prose

The Gravel Is My Place/ Virginia Woolf

  It was thus that I found myself walking with extreme rapidity across a grass plot. Instantly a man’s figure rose to intercept me. Nor did I at first understand that the gesticulations of a curious-looking object, in a cut-away coat and evening shirt, were aimed at me. His face expressed horror and indignation. Instinct […]

Jumping out of Your Name/ Carson McCullers

“But still it would be a confusion,” Berenice insisted. “Suppose we all suddenly changed to entirely different names. Nobody would ever know who anybody was talking about. The whole world would go crazy.” “I don’t see–“ “But still it would be a confusion,” Berenice insisted. “Suppose we all suddenly changed to entirely different names. Nobody […]